We're Cruise, a self-driving service designed for the cities we love.

We’re building the world’s most advanced, self-driving vehicles to safely connect people to the places, things, and experiences they care about. We believe self-driving vehicles will help save lives, reshape cities, give back time in transit, and restore freedom of movement for many.

Cruisers have the opportunity to grow and develop while learning from leaders at the forefront of their fields. With a culture of internal mobility, there's an opportunity to thrive in a variety of disciplines. This is a place for dreamers and doers to succeed.

If you are looking to play a part in making a positive impact in the world by advancing the revolutionary work of self-driving cars, join us.

Cruise is looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to help us design and integrate the next generation of high-performance sensors and sensor assemblies to our vehicles. In this role you will work closely with electrical engineering, systems engineering, and external partners to develop advanced sensor integration strategies for sensors including lidar, radar, cameras, and acoustics/ultrasonics. In this role you will develop sensor interfaces such as mounts and enclosures, conduct thermal and structural analyses, and design robust, reliable, integrated assemblies for the automotive environment.

If you’re interested in helping to make autonomous driving a reality, let’s chat!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Develop CAD models to optimize sensor layouts
  • Design for manufacturability, high-volume assembly, and cost reduction
  • Analyze and confirm structural and thermal performance of sensor and AV content
  • Sealed electronics packaging and assembly (this should also be a qualification)
  • Create and maintain 2D drawings using GD&T
  • Evaluate new and existing sensor technologies and their impact on system performance
  • Work with automotive OEMs as well as suppliers to ensure timely product delivery

What you must have:

  • BS in mechanical engineering or a related field
  • 6+ years of industry experience in mechanical engineering
  • Fluency with CAD software such as NX, Solidworks, CATIA, Creo, etc.
  • Experience with structural performance, dynamics, thermal, power, and data
  • Familiarity with ASME Y14.5-2009 standard
  • Strong technical communication skills
  • Ability to adapt and operate under ambiguity
  • Ability to identify and act on opportunities to improve processes and increase efficiency

Bonus Points!

  • MS in mechanical engineering or a related field
  • Experience working with sensors such as LiDAR, RADAR, camera, or acoustics/ultrasonics
  • Experience with sensors and proficiency with sensor key performance indicators
  • Familiarity with design for high volume production
  • Experience with sensor calibration
  • Experience in the automotive or aerospace industries

Why Cruise?

  • Our benefits are here to support the whole you:
    • Competitive salary and benefits 
    • 401(k) Cruise matching program 
    • Medical / dental / vision, AD+D and Life
    • One Medical membership
    • Flexible vacation and company paid holidays
    • Healthy meals and snacks provided for non-remote employees
    • Paid parental leave
    • Fertility Benefits 
    • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, subsidized by Cruise
    • Flexible Spending Account 
    • Monthly wellness stipend
    • Pre-tax Commuter Benefit Plan for non-remote employees
  • We’re Integrated
    • Through our partnerships with General Motors and Honda, we are the only self-driving company with fully integrated manufacturing at scale.
  • We’re Funded
    • GM, Honda, Microsoft, SoftBank, & T. Rowe Price, have invested billions in Cruise. Their backing for our technology demonstrates their confidence in our progress, team, and vision and makes us one of the leading autonomous vehicle organizations in the industry. Our deep resources greatly accelerate our operating speed.
  • We’re Independent
    • We have our own governance, board of directors, equity, and investors. Our independence allows us to not just work on the edge of technology, but also define it.
  • We’re Vested
    • You won’t just own your work here, you’ll have the potential to own equity in Cruise, too. We are competing in a market that is projected to grow exponentially, which gives our company valuation room to grow.

Cruise LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where contributions are valued and celebrated, and our employees thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do the best work of their lives. 

We seek applicants of all backgrounds and identities, across race, color, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, or disability. Applicants will not be discriminated against based on these or other protected categories or social identities. Cruise will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with applicable laws.

Cruise is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please let our recruiting team know or email HR@getcruise.com.

We proactively work to design hiring processes that promote equity and inclusion while mitigating bias. To help us track the effectiveness and inclusivity of our recruiting efforts, please consider answering the following demographic questions. Answering these questions is entirely voluntary. Your answers to these questions will not be shared with the hiring decision makers and will not impact the hiring decision in any way. Instead, Cruise will use this information not only to comply with any government reporting obligations but also to track our progress toward meeting our diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging objectives.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Cruise does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Furthermore, Cruise does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.

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